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Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Date of Birth:  04/29/1983
Age:  39
Height  6'3"
Weight:   231
College:  Vanderbilt
Drafted:  2006 | Round 1 | Pick 11
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Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB


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Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler says he's "probably" retired from football.

On his wife Kristin Cavallari's reality show, "Very Cavallari", she asked him if he's 100% done with football, and Cutler said "not 100%" but probably. Cavallari asked when he'll know for sure, and Cutler said September, so it sounds like Cutler will again be available if a team wants to bring him in if an injury occurs. Last season was probably a unique match with the Dolphins and Adam Gase, though, as Cutler and Gase have a good relationship that made it work. Cutler has the ability to keep playing, but it doesn't seem likely.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler throws just two passes in Week 17 loss.

Cutler got the start, but Miami wanted to give David Fales a look, so the veteran was just 1/2 for six yards. It's known that Cutler won't settle for a backup job in 2018, so this could be the last we see of him in an NFL uniform. That said, he is one of the 32 best quarterbacks on the planet, so perhaps he will get another shot. Cutler completed 62% of his passes for 2,666 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in his first season with the Dolphins. We will likely see him in a different uniform or the broadcast booth next fall.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler throws one touchdown in Dolphins' loss to the Chiefs.

Cutler was 19/38 for 286 yards and one interception in the Christmas Eve loss. The offense played well and was in the game for the entire first half while scoring 13 points, but they were shutout in the second half. The Dolphins are now eliminated from playoff contention and play the Bills in Week 17. Cutler isn't a recommended fantasy option for the matchup, especially because he didn't play too well in their first matchup a couple weeks ago.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler throws three interceptions in Dolphins' loss.

Cutler had been playing well lately, but he struggled a bit in this one against Buffalo. The veteran quarterback was 28/49 for 274 yards and three interceptions along with two carries for eight yards and four fumbles (though all were recovered by Miami). The Bills did a great job of getting pressure on Cutler, which made him uncomfortable and led to some errant throws. Cutler should bounce back next week, but he's hard to trust in fantasy lineups against a Chiefs defense that could be on the upswing.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler plays great as Dolphins stay alive in the playoff race.

With Miami needing a win against the Patriots, Jay Cutler had one of his best games of the season and continued his fine play in Monday night games. Cutler was 25/38 for 263 yards, three touchdowns, and no turnovers in the victory. The veteran quarterback moved around and threw accurate passes all night, tossing two touchdowns to Jarvis Landry and another to Jakeem Grant on a perfect deep ball to the end zone. Cutler is now 6-5 as the starter for Miami this season, and he has the team in a position to make the playoffs. Next week against Buffalo will be huge, but Cutler isn't a highly-reccomended fantasy option despite playing well in real life.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler, Dolphins stay alive with convincing win over the Broncos.

Cutler was 18/31 for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. The scores came on a nine-yard pass to Julius Thomas in the second quarter and a 23-yard pass to Kenny Stills in the fourth quarter. Cutler will face the improved New England defense for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but the Dolphins could have a better game plan after losing to the Patriots with Matt Moore under center last month. Still, it's difficult to trust Cutler with a lot on the line.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is out of concussion protocol and will start in Week 13.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase just announced the news while speaking to Miami reporters. Cutler will now be under center against a Broncos pass defense that has talent but is struggling to stop anyone through the air right now—and they'll be without Aqib Talib (suspension). We don't recommend starting Cutler in standard-sized leagues, but he's not a bad option in deep leagues and two-QB leagues. Denver has given up 12 touchdowns over their last four games, and at least two each game.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Cutler is currently in concussion protocol, so the Dolphins went ahead and ruled him out ahead of the weekend. Now Matt Moore, who's played well off the bench this season but struggled in his start against the Ravens, will be under center for Miami. This is probably a downgrade for DeVante Parker, who had good chemistry with Cutler, but it shouldn't affect Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills too much against the Patriots. Moore isn't a recommended fantasy option against a New England defense that's been playing very well.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (concussion) was limited in practice today.

Cutler is at least making progress as he recovers from his concussion, but he'll need to get fully cleared and out of concussion protocol to play on Sunday. Consider him questionable at this point.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (concussion) did not practice today.

He's still in concussion protocol, so he'll need to get cleared if he's going to play against New England on Sunday. Hopefully he feels OK soon, especially with Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler has been ruled out with a concussion.

He apparently couldn't get through concussion protocol, so the Dolphins will go with Matt Moore for the rest of the game against Tampa Bay. Miami is currently down seven, so Moore will look to lead his second comeback win of the season. Cutler has about a week to get cleared for Week 12.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is being evaluated for a concussion.

Cutler hit his head when getting tackled late in the second half, and that might've been the play that caused Cutler to be evaluated for a concussion. It might be unlikely for Cutler to return in this one, and so far he was 6/12 for 83 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions—though one interception went right off DeVante Parker's hands.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins lose to the Panthers and drop below .500.

Miami was in it for the entire first half, but a Jay Cutler interception with under two minutes to go in the first half set Carolina up for a touchdown to go up by ten entering halftime. It wasn't a good decision, but Panthers superstar linebacker Luke Kuechly had great coverage and made a nice play to pick the pass off—something that most linebackers in the NFL wouldn't be able to do. Overall, Cutler was 22/37 for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, with one touchdown going to Julius Thomas on a shuffle pass and the other going to Jarvis Landry after a scramble to buy time by Cutler. With a matchup against a Bucs defense that's struggled at times this season, Cutler is in the streaming conversation for Week 11—though he does have a low floor while playing in an offense that's been shutout twice this year.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler goes over 300 yards with three touchdowns against the Raiders.

Cutler had an excellent game in Miami’s loss, going 34/42 for 311 yards and three touchdowns. He started the game really hot, going 16/16 to start. His touchdowns were to Damien Williams, Jarvis Landry, and Julius Thomas, and Cutler was accurate and made good decisions throughout the night despite the offensive line not allowing him to take many deep shots down the field. In Week 10, Cutler and the Dolphins have another primetime game, this time on Monday night against the Panthers. He's a steaming option, but most importantly (for fantasy purposes), his presence is a boost to the skill position guys for Miami.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (ribs) is officially active against the Raiders.

Cutler will be playing through some pain, but he'll officially be out there in an important AFC Sunday night showdown. Without Jay Ajayi (who's now in Philadelphia), there's a chance the Dolphins throw the ball more moving forward. His presence is a boost for the fantasy outlooks of Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (ribs) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday night.

Cutler practiced fully all week, and it'd be a major surprise if he didn't play against the Raiders. While Cutler hasn't topped 250 passing yards in a game this season, the Dolphins could be throwing the ball more with running back Jay Ajayi now in Philadelphia. Check back in on Sunday night to ensure he's active for the game, but Cutler would be in the streaming conversation if you're really struggling at quarterback with six teams on a bye.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is expected to be ready for Week 9, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter has had some misses as of late, but Cutler probably would be ready to play after a two-week rest for his cracked ribs suffered in last Sunday's game against the Jets. The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero says Cutler tried to get back in the game on Sunday and believes he'll be ready for Week 9—but it might come down to how well Matt Moore plays tonight versus Baltimore (though Salguero says Cutler will be the starter when 100%). Cutler is an underrated and unfairly criticized quarterback, but the team might opt to stick with Moore if the offense is playing great with him under center. We'll see later tonight how the Dolphins do on offense.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler (ribs) is out for Week 8.

This was expected, as it was going to be tough to play with cracked ribs after it just happened a few days ago. Matt Moore will be under center for the Dolphins against the Ravens, and he'll look to build on his strong finish late against the Jets last Sunday. Cutler probably has a decent shot to play in Week 9, but there's a chance Moore remains the starter if he plays lights out tomorrow night against Baltimore.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler does have a couple of cracked ribs.

This was the expectation, and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase confirmed it. The honest head coach said it'll be difficult for Cutler to play on Thursday night, as cracked ribs make it hard to breathe. Expect Matt Moore to be under center for the Dolphins against the Ravens this week. Cutler is a tough player that would probably love to play, but it's obviously a tough task to play through cracked ribs.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler could miss two to three weeks with cracked ribs.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dolphins believe Cutler suffered a couple cracked ribs today, but there are more tests coming. With the Dolphins playing this Thursday against the Ravens, it'd be a shock if Cutler was out there that quickly. Expect Matt Moore to be under center for Miami for at least Week 8.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler leaves game with chest injury.

Cutler, who's been pressured all game by the Jets, took a bit hit in the third quarter in what looked like it could've been a left shoulder injury, but he appears to be getting evaluated in the rib area and it's being called a chest injury. Matt Moore is now in the game as Cutler is heading to the locker room. Cutler was playing well, going 12/17 for 138 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception before leaving. The Dolphins are currently down 21-14.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins offense comes alive as they improve to 3-2.

After a 17-0 halftime deficit, it looked like another poor day for Miami on offense, but the team turned it around (with the help of strong defense) to score 20 unanswered points in the second half and upset the Falcons in Atlanta. Jay Cutler was 19/33 for 151 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the victory. The first touchdown was on a third down in the red zone where Cutler stepped up the pocket and delivered a strike to Kenny Stills in the end zone; and the second touchdown was to Jarvis Landry, who was wide open on a swing pass from the backfield on a misdirection play. The interception wasn't good, as Cutler threw the ball behinds receiver on a deep crossing route, but Falcons safety Deion Jones did make a great diving play to come up with the turnover. Until the offense really starts clicking, Cutler isn't a reliable fantasy option.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins win, but offense struggles again.

Jay Cutler was 12/26 for 92 yards, one touchdown, and one interception (along with two carries for eight yards) versus the Titans as the team improved to 2-2. Cutler's touchdown came on a short throw to Jarvis Landry at the goal line, and the interception came on an ill-advised throw where a pressured Cutler tried to make a play. Despite the win, the offense obviously did not look good (though receiver DeVante Parker left early in the game with an ankle injury), and the offensive line continues to be a major problem for the team. Cutler has some upside, but he shouldn't be in fantasy lineups until the offensive line and offense pick it up. The Dolphins are going to need to score in Week 6 against Atlanta.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins offense gets shutout against the Saints in London.

This was just an ugly game in the entire first half—with countless penalties and only three total points scored, coming on a field goal by the Saints as time expired. Then in the second half, the Saints completely dominated, controlling the ball for almost the entire half and winning, 20-0. Jay Cutler was 20/28 for 163 yards and an interception in the game, while adding a five-yard carry on a zone-read. On the opening drive of the game, the Dolphins drove right down the field and attempted a fade on first-and-goal to tight end Julius Thomas, but Thomas made a terrible effort for the ball against smaller cornerback C.J. Crowley, allowing him to intercept it. Perhaps the Dolphins should've run the ball there, but Thomas needs to do a lot better job than he did. Overall, Cutler played better than a shutout would indicate, but it obviously was not a good game. The Dolphins have had to deal with a lot early in the season, but the offense is still struggling mightily over the first two weeks. They'll try to figure it out against Tennessee next week.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase says the offense has been "just garbage."

Miami couldn't do much of anything against the Jets, not scoring until the final play of the game—and Gase is not happy. Gase said he liked "nothing" of what he saw from the offense on Sunday, and he implied they would go with more of a fast pace moving forward, saying "it's not really a hurry up offense when you snap the ball at two seconds every time." A benching of some players also would not be a surprise, but it's unclear who would be benched. Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, and DeVante Parker should certainly be safe, but we'll see how the Dolphins perform on Sunday in London.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins surprisingly struggle in loss to the Jets.

After a big win over the Chargers in their first game of the season, the Dolphins really struggled against the Jets, who beat them soundly. Jay Cutler was 26/44 for 220 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the game, with many of the yardage (and the touchdown) coming on the final drive of the 20-6 loss. Now the Dolphins need to get it together and go to London for a Week 4 game against the Saints.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler gets the win in first start for Miami.

Cutler was 24/33 for 230 yards and one touchdown in a close 19-17 victory over the Chargers. The 34-year-old led the Dolphins to a game-winning scoring drive that was capped off with a Cody Parkey field goal late in the fourth quarter, and earlier in the game, Cutler's arm talent was on full display with his touchdown throw—a 29-yard strike on the run to Kenny Stills. Cutler mixed his desire to throw downfield with conservative play, as he hit DeVante Parker with deep shots, but used Jarvis Landry underneath, too, as they connected 13 times. Miami looks to be in good hands with Cutler and head coach Adam Gase. They should be ready for the Jets in Week 3, and Cutler deserves consideration as a streaming option.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

The Dolphins plan to run a no-huddle offense, according the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen both talked about the team wanting to run up tempo. Salguero notes Miami wanted to run no huddle last season, but the offense struggled with it and kept putting the defense on the field too quickly after not being able to move the ball. Salguero also identifies Jay Cutler as a big reason the can run the no huddle this year, citing Christensen saying, "I think probably the thing that surprised me is how natural he is with the no-huddle stuff." If you remember, Gase was in tandem with Peyton Manning in running the record-breaking Broncos offense in 2013 (and 2014). Of course, the Dolphins will likely shy away from the no huddle of they struggle with it, but look for them to come right out and run it this Sunday against the Chargers. The no huddle would be a big boost for everyone on the offense, and Jay Cutler might become a legit QB1 if commanding an up-tempo, high-scoring offense.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler plays well in about a quarter of preseason game.

Cutler was 5/8 for 105 yards and a touchdown in the game versus the Eagles before the Dolphins got him and Jay Ajayi out of the game. The Dolphins quarterback again showed a nice connection with DeVante Parker, hitting him for a 72-yard pass that nearly went for a touchdown. Cutler's final play was a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Julius Thomas in the flat. While this is the preseason, it's clear Cutler knows the offense and was the best choice for the Dolphins after Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury. Because he has more talent on offense than he's ever had with a coach he's comfortable with, Cutler has some sleeper appeal in fantasy leagues this season. Cutler isn't getting drafted in fantasy leagues, but he should be a good bye week fill-in at least.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler goes 3/6 for 24 yards in preseason debut with the Dolphins.

He didn't put up any huge numbers in his limited action, but Cutler looked good—it didn't look like he just arrived with the team a couple weeks ago. Look for Cutler to maybe get a half or so in the team's third preseason game next Thursday against the Eagles.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler will play in the Dolphins' preseason game on Thursday.

Yesterday, head coach Adam Gase said it was trending towards yes, and he just said his new quarterback will indeed play against the Ravens. We'll get a nice look at how comfortable Cutler is with the offense and his new teammates after just a short time with the team. You shouldn't put too much stock into the performance guys like DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry with Cutler at quarterback for the first time on Thursday, but it'll still be interesting to watch.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler might play in the Dolphins' second preseason game this week.

Head coach Adam Gase talked to reporters and said he's "trending toward yes" regarding Cutler playing against Baltimore on Thursday. In a preseason game, they might as well throw Cutler out there and let him get some game reps with his new teammates. Cutler knows the offense from his time with Gase, so that shouldn't be an issue. Look for Cutler to hit the field on Thursday night in Miami against the Ravens.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler and the Dolphins agree to a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

All reports were headed this way, and Schefter says the two sides are finalizing the deal for $10 million, plus incentives. This all but confirms Ryan Tannehill will get surgery and be out for the season, while Jay Cutler re-unites with his offensive coordinator in 2015 with the Bears, Adam Gase. This is arguably the best supporting cast Cutler has ever had, and he'll be determined to show he can still win some games. This should be considered an upgrade over Matt Moore for the skill position players in the Dolphins offense; and Cutler, with DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, and company, along with a strong run-game led by Jay Ajayi, could deliver low-end QB1 value this season—he's been a successful quarterback in the NFL and is a lot better than the media gives him credit for.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is "leaning toward" coming out of retirement to play for the Dolphins, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reports the Dolphins are waiting on Cutler's call, so it sounds like it's up to Cutler at this point. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has been "persistent" and that "it's working," according to Rapoport. Cutler could be waiting until the Dolphins and Tannehill make a final decision on whether he will get season-ending surgery on his knee, as Cutler won't leave his job at FOX as a member of the number two broadcast team if it's for a temporary starting job with Miami.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Dolphins and Cutler have talked money, according to Jeff Darlington of ESPN.

The ESPN reporter speculates money could make a difference, but doesn't think it's the ultimate cause of the retired quarterback's reluctancy to return. Darlington still classifies a Cutler return "unlikely," but again says Adam Gase can be a "convincing dude." Darlington also reports the Dolphins are "bracing" for surgery for Ryan Tannehill. Miami is likely going to want their starting quarterback, whoever is is, in training camp soon to prepare with the guys. It's unclear if the team would be interested in bringing in someone like RGIII to compete with Matt Moore for the starting job if Cutler (who hasn't told the Dolphins "no," according to Darlington) decides against coming back to play.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports Jay Cutler is "heavily leaning toward staying retired."

Darlington adds Cutler is thinking about coming back because the Dolphins are "literally" the only situation he thought he might come back for. While he says Cutler is leaning toward staying retired, Darlington notes the quarterback isn't 100% sure and that Gase can be "one convincing dude." Cutler does have a great job right now as part of FOX's number two broadcast team next to Kevin Burkhardt, which certainly could complicate things if there's no guarantee he gets the job after this season if he decides to return to the field. We should get more clarity on this within the next several days.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Adam Gase confirms that he's had contact with Jay Cutler.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported as much yesterday, and this confirms it. Gase was Cutler's offensive coordinator with the Bears in 2015, and if Ryan Tannehill is done for the season, it seems more and more likely that Cutler will come out of retirement to join the Dolphins. Miami is ready to win now, and Gase knows the retired gunslinger is the best quarterback on the market. We like Cutler way better than most, as the reputation given to him by the media and NFL fans in general has been unfair.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

The Dolphins have reached out to Jay Cutler, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Salguero reports Dolphins head coach Adam Gase "has been in contact with Cutler personally the pasty two days." This isn't a surprise, as Gase and Cutler have a prior relationship from when Gase was Cutler's offensive coordinator in 2015. Gase has been a vocal supporter of the unfairly criticized quarterback, and probably thinks Cutler can help the Dolphins win games. Obviously, nothing will happen until a decision is made about Ryan Tannehill and his knee; but the interest appears to be mutual, as Cutler reportedly would consider returning only for Gase and the Dolphins.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler would consider coming out of retirement to join the Dolphins, according to Jeff Darlington.

Darlington writes, "Sources said that Jay Cutler would be willing to delay his broadcast career at Fox in order to play for Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who helped him revitalize his career when he was the QB's offensive coordinator in 2015." He also adds that Cutler would want to be a full-time starter and make starter money if he does decide to play—and that the Dolphins are the only "practical" job he'd consider walking away from FOX for. The Dolphins received good news when Tannehill didn't have any more structural damage than he did in the morning, but he still might get season-ending surgery on the knee he injured at the end of last season. Cutler, who didn't "officially" retire from the NFL, would probably be the Dolphins' best option at quarterback if Ryan Tannehill is out for the year.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is joining FOX Sports as a broadcaster, according to Peter Schrager.

It was reported yesterday that Cutler was looking into joining television, and now it's official. Cutler will join FOX's number two broadcast team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. An intelligent guy with an underrated personality, Cutler should do a good job in the booth, especially with the experienced Charles Davis as another color commentator alongside him. If he ends up staying in the booth (an injury could cause a team to call him up), Cutler will finish his NFL career with a career record of 68-71 with the Bears and Broncos, throwing for 32,467 yards, 208 touchdowns, and 146 interceptions.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler auditioned for FOX's broadcast vacancy left by John Lynch, according to Adam Schefter.

So we now know FOX is the network Mike Garafolo that was talking about earlier today when he said Cutler auditioned with at least one network. FOX needs a number-two color commentator behind Troy Aikman, and Cutler could be the guy if he was impressive enough and decides to not wait around for a starting job to open up in the NFL. Cutler would be an interesting fit in the broadcast booth if he decides to go that route.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler is looking into television broadcasting, according to Mike Garafolo.

Cutler would like to continue playing, but it seems teams are not showing enough interest. Garafolo reports that Cutler has auditioned with at least one network. It might be surprising to see Cutler on television talking football, but he's a smart guy and has actually played in the NFL, so he would probably be good at it.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler's agent Bus Cook says Cutler wants to continue his playing career, according to Adam Schefter.

Cook said Cutler has not even talked about retirement, and he is "ready to play and wants to play." Cutler should be able to find a team at some point. It's very unlikely he gets a starting job, just because those spots all look to be filled, but he would clearly be among the best backups in the league.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

The Bears are releasing Jay Cutler, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter reports that Cutler asked for his release, and the Bears granted it. Cutler could be a starting option for the Jets, or another team. He'll likely want to go somewhere that he can compete to start, although there might not be many places out there. Cutler went to the 2011 NFC Championship Game with the Bears, but things kind of went downhill from there. That's not to say Cutler is a bad quarterback; despite his bad reputation from the media, Cutler is not a bad quarterback, and down the road Bears fans will probably look back on Cutler's time with the Bears as largely positive.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

The Bears are shopping quarterback Jay Cutler, according to Jeff Darlington.

His career is almost certainly over with the Bears. There will definitely be teams out there interested in Cutler; he's thought of much higher by NFL teams than he is by most common fans and media.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

There is heavy speculation that Jay Cutler could draw interest from the Jets.

The Jets hired Jeremy Bates as their QB coach, and Bates coached Jay Cutler when he was in Denver. There are reports both ways about interest and non-interest in Cutler, but it's sometimes hard to trust reporting nowadays with people having the ability to just make up stories and sources so people read. We think Cutler is good enough to be starting for someone in 2017, it just might not be the Jets.

Jay Cutler (shoulder) has been placed on IR, officially ending his season.

It could be the last we see of Cutler in a Bears uniform. He took them to an NFC Championship Game in 2011, but things were mostly downhill from there. Cutler hasn't had much consistency throughout his career, having several offensive coordinators and head coaches. While he might be done in Chicago, there is likely a team out there that will give Cutler a shot at at least competing for their starting quarterback job.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Jay Cutler put up 252 yards on 17/32 passing with one touchdown and an interception in a losing effort against the New York Giants.

Cutler came out on fire, hitting eight of his first nine passes and leading the Bears to two touchdowns and a field goal on their first three possessions before losing Tight end Zack Miller to injury. The Giants defense shut Cutler and the whole Bears team down from there on out. Cutler isn't a fantasy option.

Jay Cutler | Free Agent QB

Cutler brutal in Sunday's loss to Bucs.

After playing well against the Vikings before the Bears' bye, Cutler was 16/30 for 182 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against a beatable Tampa Bay defense. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Cutler this offseason; you'd think someone would want him as a starter. He can stay on the waiver wire.